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Assistant Vice President Research and Sponsored Programs

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medi
West Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 21, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs

Summary: The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) has a unique opportunity for an individual passionate about research to work with clinical and biomedical faculty, students, and residents in a medical school setting to promote, support and facilitate research at WVSOM. Reporting to the Vice President of Administration and External Affairs, the Assistant Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs is responsible for the oversight of all research and sponsored programs at the institution. The individual shall provide leadership and oversight to support research innovation, grants management, and research compliance. This position oversees strategic initiatives for research and scholarly activity and develops key relationships, both internally and externally, to advance WVSOM’s research agenda. 

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Execute the administrative responsibilities that are necessary for the development and promotion of a culture of research and professional development activities in biomedical, translational, and clinical
  • Promote research priorities in support of institutional initiatives and strategic
  • Promote and develop medical student research and scholarly activity programs, and encourage student involvement in
  • Oversee the administration of policies and procedures mandated by federal and state law in the areas of human subjects protection, animal welfare, research biosafety, responsible conduct of research, conflict of interest in research, export control, and sponsored program compliance. Build and maintain expertise in all of these areas.
  • Work to develop collaborations inside and outside the institution to develop research and scholarly activity needs and opportunities.
  • Develop and oversee the Research and Sponsored Programs
  • Facility oversight of research facilities including research labs and animal quarters.
  • Supervise office and research staff.
  • Work closely with the Research Committee, providing guidance and support, and serves as Ex- Officio on the
  • Collaborates with Office of General Counsel for departmental and research requirements.
  • Oversees the preparation of internal and external reports on, or provides data for, research and scholarly activities.
  • Oversees and reviews preparation of external compliance reports.
  • Serves as the Conflict of Interest in Research (COIR) Officer, the Research Integrity Officer and the Export Control Officer.
  • Represents WVSOM on national committees related to osteopathic medical research as assigned.
  • Collaborates with other WV institutions of higher education and WVSOM Admissions, regarding research infrastructure and pipeline programs related to STEM education and research.
  • Position serves at the will and pleasure of the Vice President.
  • All other related duties as


Education and Experience: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a biomedical discipline, D.O., M.D., Pharm.D., D.R.N., J.D. or equivalent terminal degree; an established body of scholarship as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications in high impact journals; experience working with diverse groups including faculty, staff and students; a demonstrated history of obtaining and sustaining external funding; and thorough knowledge of appropriate federal regulatory and funding agencies related to research and research administration.


Position: This is a full-time, non-classified administrative position with the potential for a faculty appointment.  This position is exempt from FLSA regulations concerning overtime. Not all activities of this position occur within the confines of an 8:00-4:30 schedule and may require evening and weekend scheduling as needed. The weekly schedule for this position will be established between the supervisor and the employee and approved given the needs of the department and the institution.


This position has been designated as Essential. This means that when WVSOM is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover and continue operations at WVSOM.


West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing diversity among its faculty and staff.

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